Yusuf Sharifuddin Muzaffar Shah of Perak

Sultan Yusuf Sharifuddin Muzaffar Shah was appointed as the 27th Sultan of Perak to replace the Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah II of Sultan Abdullah Muhammad II from year 1874 to 1877. He was the son of the late Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah I (22nd Sultan of Perak). During the Ja'far Sultan Mua'azzam Shah died in 1865, and also during the reign of Sultan Ali Al-Mukammal Inayat Shah, he was not elected to be the King of the Treasurer although he was eligible and entitled. This is because many rulers and big people of Perak do not like him. When Raja Muda Raja Abdullah was elected to be the 26th Sultan of Perak, he was appointed as the Young Ruler to strengthen his position, and at that time he was residing in Senggang.

Sultan of Perak
Reign11 May 1886 – 26 July 1887
Installation7 October 1886
PredecessorAbdullah Muhammad Shah II of Perak
SuccessorIdris Shah I of Perak
Raja Muda of Perak
Reign30 March 1877 – 11 May 1886
PredecessorRaja Abdullah
SuccessorRaja Idris Shah
Died(1887-07-26)26 July 1887
Sayong, Kuala Kangsar, Perak, British Malaya
SpouseToh Puan Besar Raja Fatimah binti Toh Besar Indira Bongsu
IssueRaja Mansur
Raja Muhammad Azzam
Raja Pendawa
Raja Johor (Raja Kechil Tengah of Perak)
Raja Nuteh Aishah (Raja Perempuan of Perak)
Sultan Yusuf Sharifuddin Muzaffar Shah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah I Itikadullah
FatherSultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah I ibni al-Marhum Raja Kechil Bongsu Abdul Rahman
MotherRaja Ngah Aminah binti Almarhum Raja Alang Radin

Birch killingEdit

In 1877, Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah II went to Singapore for being called by the British Government in connection with the investigation of the murder of J.W.W. Birch in Pasir Salak, he was made Regent of Perak and he moved to Sayong.

In 1877, Raja Idris Shah I ibn Almarhum Raja Bendahara Alang Iskandar was allowed to leave Perak from Singapore to help his in-laws, King of the King of King Yusuf, to rule the State of Perak. King Idris was appointed King of the Treasurer of Perak.

Following this, a State Council (or better known in English as the 'Perak State Council') whose members consisted of Raja Yusuf (Regent) as President, Hugh Low (British Resident), Raja Idris ), Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee (Chairman of Chinese Ho Kuan or Hai San) and Kapitan Chin Ah Yam (Chairman of the Chinese Group Si Kuan or Ghi Hin) were formed. The first conference of the Council was held in Kuala Kangsar on 10 September 1877 to negotiate the state government's policies.

During his time as Acting King, many tin mines were opened in the Kinta area. The Chinese have come to the Kinta area to work in tin mines. Likewise, the people of the Malay race from Sumatra, Java and Kalimantan came to Perak to seek work in the mines. In June 1885, the first railroad in Malaya from Taiping to Port Weld (now known as Kuala Sepetang) was built and operated. As stated above, on 7 October 1886, he was proclaimed Sultan of Perak and resided in Sayong Tebing. At the same time, Raja Bendahara Raja Idris was appointed King of Perak.


Sultan Yusuf Sharifuddin Muzaffar Shah ruled the State of Perak for only ten months, and died on 26 July 1887 in Sayong. The late dubbed Marhum Ghafirullah. The original Tombs were located at Sayong Tebing but were transferred to the Sayong Tengah Mosque area.

Yusuf Sharifuddin Muzaffar Shah of Perak
 Died: July 26 1887
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah II
Sultan of Perak
Succeeded by
Sultan Idris Murshidul Adzam Shah I